June 2022

Market Watch - Rising Mortgage Rates Continue to Slow Market Activity

Bank of Canada rate hikes, including the 50-basis point hike on June 1, are impacting home buyers in the short term. There is now a psychological aspect where potential buyers are waiting for a bottom in price.

What is a Mortgage Pre-Approval?

Securing a mortgage pre-approval is one of the first steps to take before beginning your house hunting process. A pre-approved mortgage is a tentative promise from a lender that it will loan you a certain amount of money for the purchase of the real estate, for a certain term, and at a certain interest rate. The lender will base its decision upon your income, credit score, and assets.

Window Films Offer Year-Round Benefits and Beauty

Window films can help you solve problems with heat, glare, fading, and privacy without blocking your view. It's a simple, cost-effective way to increase your home's comfort, energy efficiency, and overall appearance. All you need are a few common tools, a helper for large windows, and some free time in the morning or evening to make your home the coolest house on the block.

Stunning Photography Sells Homes

A picture says a thousand words, and with the right listing pictures, you can attract more people to your property by showing your home’s highlights. Below are tips on how you can take the best quality pictures of your property to showcase it so it stands out from the rest.

Government Programs for First-Time Home Buyers

Buying a new home is by no means cheap, and moving into large urban areas like the GTA or Vancouver makes that statement all the more true. But the Government of Canada wants people to invest in real estate, and contribute to the economy. To accomplish this, the government has provided many government programs to help first-time home buyers.

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